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Obasanjo Blasts Eedris Abdulkarem Again

For those who thought former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s anger towards Nigerian rapper, Eidris Abdulkarem’s 2004 hit song, “Nigeria jaga jaga”, has subsided and gone with the years goofed because the dust is yet to settle on the matter. According to him, “One of the worst problems Nigeria is facing is disbelief. Advertisements

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FG confirms dialogue with Boko Haram via “back channel”

The federal government has confirmed that it is in dialogue with the fundamentalist sect Boko Haram, which has been raging insurgency across states in Northern Nigeria, claiming hundreds of lives. The dialogue with the sect is said to be holding through what is described as “back room channels”. This was made known by the Special… Continue reading FG confirms dialogue with Boko Haram via “back channel”

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How I survived suicide attack, by Sheikh (Dr.) Ahmad Gumi

Renowned Kaduna-based Islamic scholarSheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi Sheikh Ahmad Gumi yesterday explained how he survived the recent suicide bomb attack along Ali Akilu Road near his house in Kaduna, saying the attack was hatched by elements trying to spark war between Muslims and non Muslims.

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Dokubo Asari: Boko Haram, Goodluck Jonathan and Me

Mujahid Asari Dokubo, the boisterous leader of Niger Delta Volunteer Force, has declared that he is not linked with the Boko Haram sect, even as he admitted meeting the sect’s deceased leader, Mohammed Yusuf, at the group’s mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State.

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The Contribution of Muslim Leaders to Insecurity in Nigeria

At a joint meeting between the Special Task Force (STF) and representatives of Muslim communities of Jos and Barikin Ladi in Plateau State, the Muslims yielded to the appeal by the STF not to pray at their usual Eid praying ground at Barikin Ladi. A day earlier, the Izala group has also acquiesced to pressure… Continue reading The Contribution of Muslim Leaders to Insecurity in Nigeria

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OBJ/IBB: Case of two ‘enemies’ uniting for the Nigeria project

Against the backdrop of the not-too-cordial relationship between former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, Assistant Editor, Dapo Falade, X-rays the new-found rapport in the quest to finding a solution to the security challenges facing the country. FOR the second time in less than two years, two of Nigeria’s foremost former leaders, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo… Continue reading OBJ/IBB: Case of two ‘enemies’ uniting for the Nigeria project

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Who Listens To OBJ, IBB?

Was it a co-incidence that, 24 hours after two former heads of state, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), raised the alarm over growing insecurity in the country, deadly terrorists attacked Vice-President Namadi Samob’s house in Zaria, killing two police guards; and bombed Sokoto where about 10 people were killed? Maybe. I… Continue reading Who Listens To OBJ, IBB?

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Gov. Jang visits Jos Muslim community, says: ‘I don’t hate Muslims’

The visit last Thursday by Governor Jonah Jang to Rikkos, a Jos North Community ravaged by flooding last Sunday, would have passed as just another government function, except for Plateau state’s peculiar socio-political reality. Governor Jonah David Jang of Plateau State, leading a lengthy convoy comprising officials of his government and heads of security agencies… Continue reading Gov. Jang visits Jos Muslim community, says: ‘I don’t hate Muslims’

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Subsidy Scam: EFCC to prosecute Bamanga’s son, 19 others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded arrangements to prosecute the first batch 20 suspects indicted in the oil subsidy fraud. The 20 suspects are among the over 140 individuals and organizations involved in the ongoing investigations into the subsidy payments by the EFCC. More suspects will be arraigned periodically as the investigation… Continue reading Subsidy Scam: EFCC to prosecute Bamanga’s son, 19 others

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